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Arrival in Cairo


Arrival in Cairo
If you are initially meeting us in Cairo, please plan on arriving in time for the main check in and opening meeting.

We estimate that our transportation service from Carbondale to Cairo will arrive at the Cairo main lodging site at approximately 3:00 pm.

Unless you are getting dropped off in Cairo, you will need to take our transportation service from Carbondale to Cairo before the start of the tour because parking will not be available in Cairo.

If you are staying at the supported hotel you will need to bike over to the main lodging site in time for the main check in and opening meeting.

  • Click Here for more information about our transportation service from Carbondale to Cairo.

We will not offer any on road support services on Saturday. Our first day of supported cycling will be on Sunday.

Main Check In and Opening Meeting
The main check in will begin at 4:30 pm, and the opening meeting will immediately follow the main check in. The opening meeting should conclude around 5:30 pm, which will still give you plenty of daylight to get dinner and either set up your tent and sleeping bag or bike back over to the supported hotel and get ready for the ride the next day.

Though very unlikely it is possible that the Amtrak train may be significantly delayed arriving in Carbondale and we will not arrive in Cairo or be able to begin the main check in and opening meeting by 4:30 pm. If this happens we will begin the main check in and opening meeting very shortly after we arrive in Cairo.

  • Click Here for more information about our main check in and opening meeting policies and procedures.

Time Frame in Cairo

1:00 pm

  • Participants initially meeting us in Carbondale should meet us at the Amtrak station to load bikes and baggage onto our vehicles.

1:45 pm (approx.)

  • Amtrak train from Chicago arrives in Carbondale
  • All participants get on bus to Cairo
  • Bus departs Carbondale for Cairo

3:00 pm (approx.)

  • Bus arrives in Cairo at the main lodging site

4:30 pm

  • Main check-in and opening meeting

5:30 pm (approx.)

  • Opening meeting ends

Limited Services in Cairo
There are a limited amount of services in Cairo so you will need to plan accordingly before you arrive at the start of the tour.

  • Click Here for the facilities and services in Cairo and our contingency plans for each limited service in Cairo.

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